We recently reported that Sprint is holding the world’s first Pokémon GO giveaway using promo codes, but since than, there was a decent amount of confusion, coming from both Sprint and Niantic.

It seems that everything has been finally cleared up as players are reporting receiving their promotional code via e-mail all across the US! As we earlier suspected the promo codes are for one time use, individual and only for US Android players.

Players have reported that event registration is still open and that players using other carriers can also participate! You should still be able to go to a participating Sprint store, check in for the event and get your own promo code, under the condition you are a member of the Sprint’s My Trainer Rewards program (details below).


In game Sprint PokéStops were also updated to reflect this new rewards system:

The promo code rewards are as follows:

  • 200 MyTrainerReward points (Sprint reward program)
  • 2 Incense
  • 1 Lucky Egg
  • 15 PokéBalls
  • 5 Great Balls

A redditor also provided a screenshot of the e-mail containing a promo code:

More information on participating

In the mean time, we’ve collected more information about the sweepstakes program that Sprint is organising in the future and more details on the My Trainer Rewards program.

This is the gist of the My Trainer Rewards program:

  • Open to legal US residents over the age of 13 with a valid email address. They also ask for your Pokemon GO User Name, Team Affiliation, Phone number, and Wireless Carrier at Sign up.
  • You do not have to be a Sprint/Boost Mobile customer to sign up
  • Is not affiliated with Niantic/Pokemon GO, but solely with Sprint/Boost Mobile (who are Pokemon GO sponsors), so don’t feel obligated to join the program if you think you will be missing out on exclusive in-game items

According to a reddit user called Unubore, in addition to receiving a promo code, you will be able to redeem your reward points for an entry to a future sweepstakes, coming in 2018. One of the rewards is a trip to Japan!

We advise all eligible US trainers to join the My Trainer Rewards program and participate in the promo code event, as registration is painless and open for everyone.